Friday, February 26, 2021

Fun With Headlines - Gun Law

 First this:

House Democrats Push Biden to Create ‘National Gun Violence’ Director

Which makes me wonder if Biden really needs a director for this sort of thing, but what do I know. First person to come to my mind is James Hodgekinson but a bit of checking shows that while he's probably qualified, he's no longer available. 

However, the person who inspired him is still available as shown in this excerpt from the second link above:

The shooter posted several political statements on a Facebook page that appeared to belong to him and was a member of anti-Republican groups, including "Terminate the Republican Party," "The Road to Hell is Paved with Republicans" and "Illinois Berners United to Resist Trump."

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Hyundai Genisis GV80 beta test?

 /s/ 

The Hyundai Genesis GV80 that Tiger Woods was driving was a beta prototype of their entry into the flying car category which Toyota is also getting into. While equipped with the dashboard buttons to enable flight mode, it seemed that Wood's car was not, in fact, fitted with the full suite of flight options. 

Notably missing were the propellers and wings.

/s/

Friday, February 19, 2021

Election Integrity?

 We doan' need no steenkin election integrity. The right people get elected now so go away.

Top 10!

 We did it! Colorado, which normally is to be found in or near the middle of any survey about anything, has finally made it into the top 10.


As our politicians continue to curry favor from the sock puppet in the White House, or more likely from the Central Committee who are running him, I'm sure we'll move up this ladder. 

This chart was found here in an article mostly about California which is well worth reading.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Why Gun Bans?

 Because they can.

It all fits together is kind of a perverted way: The party that wants to empty the prisons, open the borders, and defund the police, also wants to keep you from owning a gun.

Makes you wonder who, exactly, are they working for?


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Coup: Phase 3?

 Ace of Spades this morning reminds us that there are multiple phases to a coup.


Phase 1: Get the New Guy in behind the big desk.

Phase 2: Quickly arrest and/or execute the Former Occupant and cancel as many as his closest people as possible. Get them out of circulation and out of the news.

Phase 3: Arrest or cancel anyone in your own party who might be insufficiently enthusiastic about the New Guys reforms. Get them out of circulation and out of the news.

Phase 2 is rolling merrily along, and phase 3 is now beginning. Good. The sooner the revolutionaries start beheading their own, the sooner the farce will be over. The national GOP says it's planning a push for more transparency in the election process. Frankly I think that horse has left the barn and founded a new herd of its own, but good luck with that. 

Monday, February 15, 2021

Todays Weather

 Weather Underground is telling me it's mighty cold outside this morning:


-40 and feels like -40 so at least the wind chill isn't too bad. 

It's currently 11:40 AM and my outdoor thermometer is telling me it's +25 which I'm inclined to believe. Still. the screen cap was just too good not to post. 

Sunday, February 14, 2021

East Bananastan

 So as of Feb 14, following a widely disputed election, the capitol is occupied by some 25,000 armed troops. The presidential residence and the legislature building are surrounded by newly installed 12 foot “climb resistant” fences, and in some parts of the capitol rioting, looting, and burning has ensued.


Tell me, bro, how is this different from East Bananastan?

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Gun Testing, 1, 2, 3...

Rep Sheila Jackson-Lee is proposing a huge and vastly over reaching anti-gun bill which, among other things, would require a psychiatric examination of all gun owners, potential buyers, and anyone even remotely connected to them to include ex-spouses.


All these in-depth exams presumably to be paid for by the gun owner/buyer.


Right idea, wrong target.


I propose that we require the exact same, in depth, wide ranging, psychiatric evaluations for anyone occupying or running for elective office. The exam itself would not be disqualifying as such, but would reveal to the public the wannabe tyrants up front before they get elected by promising to “fight for you” and then take up an agenda of micro managing everyone else's lives from the position of “designated mommy” for the rest of their lives.


Sound good to you? 

Monday, February 8, 2021

Super Bowl Humor

I did not watch the game. I am told, however , that at halftime, the Chiefs were leading. After the halftime show however, the Bucs had had 20 points added to their score.

Did anyone notice if the scoreboard had a Dominion trademark on it?

Friday, February 5, 2021

Covid-19 - While You're Waiting

First off let me emphatically state that I am NOT a doctor. I have been reading medical papers and watching the Covid fiasco unfold. Here's some stuff I've uncovered. Dr Pierre Korey gave some interesting testimony to the U.S. Senate before the video feed was cut off. Here it is. Watch it.

 Let us suppose that you are somewhere in line holding a ticket with a number in scientific notation, for your turn at a shot of vaccine, that you find yourself showing symptoms of the dreaded Chinky-Pox. What to do? First call your doctor, who may have something on his shelf for you. If you get told to self-quarantine and drink chicken soup, keep reading. Desperate people do desperate things. I plan to.

The following is NOT medical advice. It's what I plan to do if I find myself showing C-19 symptoms. I'm in a high-risk category and don't feel like taking chances with the Pox.

Run down to Murdocks, or whomever it is that sells farm and ranch supplies, and in the Equine section, find the display of Ivermectin. It's a paste, comes in a syringe with a plunger calibrated in pounds body weight, and contains enough to treat a 1250 lb horse. There are several brands ranging in price from $4 to $16. Reading the labels, I couldn't see any other difference. It's apple flavored so the horses like it. You can mix it with a bit of applesauce to make it go down easier if you like. Squeeze out enough for your body weight, and slurp it down. Wait 48 hours, then repeat. At least one protocol suggests adding a zinc supplement and an antibiotic. The antibiotic is precautionary, and your doctor may go along with this.  This should do it. Save the rest for your family as they may soon be needing it as well. If you're not better in 5 days, see your doctor.

It's approved for human use. Show the document at the link to your doctor. Get his opinion. Remember, I am NOT one.

Side effects here although they don't mention the dosage being used. Some of those diseases may require different amounts. Healthline also suggests that certain groups of people might have bad reactions to ivermectin, based off of other health conditions. These conditions include: people with asthma, people who have seizures, people with HIV, and people with liver problems.

Ivermectin is an FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug also shown to be effective in vitro against viruses including HIV, dengue and influenza. In vitro dosages frequently bear little connection to in vivo dosages.

Here, down in the comments, is a note from a user referring to "4 pills" used twice. No idea what size pills he used, and the only source I found for Ivermectin in pill form was doggie heartworm pills which seemed to contain the exact same ingredients as the equine paste. Again # of pills is proportionate to body weight. They're also quite expensive compared to the horse paste.

Election lawsuits

 The left is fond of pointing out that no fraud has been officially recognized, which with the exception of one case in Michigan, might be true. Gateway Pundit has a post describing the current legal landscape which paints a different picture:

The report as of February 4th, 2021 shows:

  • There are 80 court cases to date based on the 2020 election
  • In 28 cases President Trump was/is the plaintiff
  • In 48 cases President Trump was/is not the plaintiff
  • In 4 cases President Trump is the defendant
  • 21 of these cases have been decided on merits
  • Of the 21 cases decided on the merits, President Trump won 14 of them or two-thirds of the cases
  • 25 cases remain active

This would suggest that the current scorecard is Dismissed = 34, Trump or his people win = 14, Trump or his people lost = 7, In process = 25. At the rate we're going, we've seen about half of the cases dealt with one way or another in the 4 months since the election, so we can expect the remainder to be settled by May if we're lucky. Allowing for the usual delays, I would expect the SCOTUS to rule 7-5 in favor of the Dems when the cases get argued sometime this December.

The link in the quote goes to the raw data for the claims, which is at the same time both extensive and unenlightening. Good luck.

Humor

 I found this on another blog, which one I no longer remember, and posted it on a humor themed Facebook page.


It lasted 1 day before being flagged by an African group for containing false and misleading medical advice. In some places I bet it is. For the rest of us, it's humor in spite of the fact that some people are born without a sense of humor.

GA Runoff Election

 The Donks in GA are now telling us that some 750,000 Republicans simply didn't show up to vote in the runoffs that gave the Dems control over the U.S. Senate mostly because they were convinced that their vote wouldn't matter. Well, a vote not cast is a vote that doesn't matter, unless your vote might have helped your side win. Some 4.5M votes were cast, and the breakdown was as close to 50/50 as not to matter. The analysis is that some 750K Republicans failed to show up. 

750K/2.25M = 33%. I'm having a hard time believing that 1/3 of the Republicans were so discouraged that they didn't even show up turning what should have been a Republican landslide into a narrow Dem victory. Someone should conduct a survey down there and ask people who voted in the General if they also voted in the runoff. The answers may not agree with the vote count.

Yes, I know there are other ways to parse the vote count. I never expected the Republicans to win even in a traditionally Red state like GA as the same voting machines that turned it Blue were used in the runoffs with no questions asked.

Chase Bank Joins The Cancel Culture

 Fair Notice: I bank at Chase. I have no problem with their competence as bankers. They also serve as investment advisors, and as such I'm pretty happy with their results. BUT:

They now seem to find it expedient to get on the Cancel Culture bandwagon and become Crocodile Feeders in the hope, I guess, that they will get eaten last. It's a valid fear as banks are regulated heavily by politicians, and the lefties now have complete control over the process. We also know that they aren't shy about sending their enemies to Siberia, either real or figurative, for not showing sufficient enthusiasm for the current Dear Leader or any of the party policies. Still it would be nice to see corporate America at least make a token objection to the practice by pointing out that, in this case at least, they are bankers, and their job is to hold, handle, and move money for their clients to the benefit of said clients, and not to ride the clients hobby horse. 

That Client A might wish to eliminate client B is understood, but the bank should not take a side in this unless, say, client B also wishes to destroy the bank.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Gun Sales - And You Thought Last Year Was Busy

 A new record, and a first! The first time ever that NICS checks topped 4M in one month! If the traditional curve shape holds we're on track for 50,000,000 checks which is estimated to represent 35,500,000 gun sales this year.

The Dems are, unsurprisingly, adding to the military presence in D.C. and loading up H.R. 127, the most draconian anti-gun bill ever. I don't doubt for a minute it will get rammed through, the only current roadblock being the possibility of a filibuster in the Senate, but Schumer has enough votes (51) to abolish that. 

Remember the quote: "If you need 30 rounds to bag a deer, you aren't very good at hunting." Which was answered "If you can't govern without disarming your constituents first, you aren't very good at governing."


Medical Advances - The Human Condition

 Seems the whole human race is going to hell in a handbag:

Zombie nation: Third of adults walking around in concussion-like daze due to stress, lack of sleep

The stress of the daily grind plus the stress of the Chinky Pox plus the economic uncertainty... It's just too much. But wait! Help is on the way!

Hi-tech brain implants the size of a salt grain could let people choose their own mood.

What used to be done with a couple of drinks is now done with a small chip that drives LED lights implanted into the brain. The lights stimulate the right parts of the brain, and out comes a better attitude. So in the future, when you see someone with a glint in their eyes, it may be artificially induced. 

Who knows, it may even help with night vision. 

 

Fun With Headlines - Amsterdam

 From the Daily Mail,

Amsterdam officials to vote on plans for 'erotic centre' away from the city centre in bid to clean up its sex-and-drugs reputation and attract 'better' tourists

 Maybe they'll call it Erotterdam.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Fun With Headlines - Washington Coup

 From the Epoch Times:

Illinois Governor Sending 500 National Guard Troops to Washington

Gov Pritzker has noticed how easily the last coup went down and is now moving for a more conventional one. 

Friday, January 29, 2021

Capitol Wall

 If the Donks feel they need a big, imposing wall to protect them from angry peasants, I'm pretty sure they could get some assembled, but not yet installed, wall sections sent to Washington from the U.S.-Mexican border. The same company would probably be happy to install them, and throw in the White House at a nice discount.

Elon Musk would be able to add a high speed vaccu-tubs between the WH and the capitol, and maybe even an extension to an undisclosed location to quickly evacuate everyone who matters in case of upheaval. 

I can just see the city block sized hole in the ground with cranes sprouting from it, and a big sign on the corners announcing: "On this Site will be constructed a $200,000,000 undisclosed location. Thank you for your patience during this construction."

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Get Woke, Go Broke

 Or if not actually broke, then take a big kick in the pants as Bed Bath and Beyond now sees what their stock is doing absent Mike Lindell.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Vaccine Priorities, From Where I Sit

 Gov Polis has allegedly worked out some sort of priorities for passing out the Vaccines for the WuHan Flu*. As nearly as I can make out, they go like this:

  1. The governor. Of course. As designated sheepdog, without him, what would everyone else do?

  2. The Governors staff. Obvious, no?

  3. The Legislative Democrats. They're the majority, so why not?

  4. The Legislative Democrats staff**. Again, obvious.

  5. The republican legislators.

  6. The republican legislators staffs. Keeps them from infecting the ruling party.

  7. Health care professionals. The stuff goes to the hospitals so they need to be dealt in but...

    a The hospital administration, who by the way, never see patients are first. Next up are

    b The actual doctors and nurses. My doctor ratted them out.

  8. Law enforcement and prison guards

  9. People over 65 in nursing homes, jails, and other institutions. After all they vote almost exclusively Democrat.

  10. People over 70 who are otherwise healthy. This is my group.

  11. Prison inmates on Death Row.

  12. Everyone else.

*The Sockpuppet in chief has signed an E.O. from the Central Committee banning the use of the phrases "China Flu" and "WuHan Flu" as being unkind to the country that "employs" his son. In keeping with this I will only refer to the disease as the "Chinky Pox", O.K.?


**Includes press and media folks of course.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Fun With Headlines - Impeachment

 From the Epoch Times:

Sen. Leahy Returns From Hospital After Being Examined for Feeling Unwell

Which brings up the question of how many Trump supporters in Florida are active practitioners of Voudoun? 



Privatizing Tyranny

I wrote about this back in the Obama administration when I noticed that absent the ability to pass laws abridging second amendment rights, much the same could be accomplished through Operation Choke Point whereby the government could lean on the banking industry, which they heavily regulate, to curtail services to businesses the government didn't like such as payday loans and anything having to do with guns.


This was blatantly government interference with interstate and sometimes strictly local commerce and voiced were raised against the process. After all, where does this stop? Well, now we're finding out. Facebook and Twitter can shut down or outright ban anyone they please for any reason at all or none whatsoever up to and including the President. Banks are suddenly closing accounts and merchants are refusing to carry merchandise from “dangerous dissidents”. Oddly the ban hammer only seems to fall on the right, but again, this is fine because the Lords of the Platform are a private business and can run it to suit themselves. Just like Woolworths in 1960 or Bed, Bath, and Beyond today, eh?


Sort of along those same lines. I heard Mark Levin this morning commenting on the Judiciocracy he sees us living in, where the courts make up the law as they go along and no one seems to complain. Myself, I've noticed Slo Joe signing a stack of EO's on his desk like an author signing books for his adoring fans, except I'm pretty sure he didn't write any of them. Far more likely they are a product of a group of people including his staff, Pelosi and her staff, and Schumer and his staff, making up what might best be called the Central Committee. Here's a small group that can effectively write statute law without having to trouble any members of the legislature for an actual vote. For most members this is a good thing since even though they may approve of the stated objective of the orders, when they go bad, as they frequently do, they can't be held responsible for them and thus they get re-elected.



Question about Twitter

 If Twitter can censor its users over their political beliefs because they're a private company, and can, therefore, do what they want, does that not imply that back in 1960, that Woolworths was justified in not serving blacks at their lunch counter?

Enquiring minds want to know!

Monday, January 25, 2021

The Biden Pools

 Slo Joe is living up (down) to expectations warming the big chair in the Oval office, signing Nancy Pelosi's EO's as fast as she can produce them, which seems to make Pelosi the de facto president. She must be thrilled. 

Elections having consequences, let's have a look at some of the possible ones and offer up a chance to take a position on them. If you want to bet, you can set that up on one of the online betting forums but what would you like to see? Here are some predictions by various people with various records for your consideration. You get to bet not on the actual date, but rather on the over/under, or sooner/later. I have attached the predictors name to these when they have done the prediction on a public forum/blog/Facebook/Twitter. No fair outing your office mates prediction that Joe would commit Arkancide, moving Kamala to the big chair, who would then appoint Hillary to the VP slot. Kamala's not THAT dumb.

Anyway here's some predictions. Feel free to suggest others. I left off Socialist Utopia achieved by 2022 unless you want to define that as all major Republican voices sent to camps by 2022. Full disclosure: I'm usually wrong. The question here is which way and how far.


Kevin Baker (FB) – Gas to $3.00/gal by July


Billll          China to invade Taiwan by 1 August


Various         11 million illegals get green cards by end of year


Gateway Pundit National vote-by-mail, No ID required by July


Billll First federal office election with >100% turnout in 2022





Friday, January 22, 2021

Taking On A Project

 The Chinky Pox is an extremely dangerous disease. It traps you indoors in the winter, with nothing to do but stare at the computer, and nibble on snacks until none of your clothes fit. So I need a project:


Destiny calls and I ride! Maybe. What I'm thinking of is buying a Japanese Kei truck. This isn't as easy as it sounds as they are not normally sold in the U.S. Here's one I had been considering:

Cute, no? Vehicle shown is a Suzuki Carry. Many other makes are available but they all look alike. Similar vehicles are seen around here as Cushman vehicles used on golf courses or in large industrial settings to move parts or tools. In Japan, they are used to transport farm or industrial goods modest distances. Engine size = 660cc, top speed is about 68mph. Stay off the U.S. freeways.

People are discovering these things as a more comfortable transport for hunting, fishing, and farm and ranch work and are finding that if you're not going very far, they work well on the road. The sides of the truck bed all fold down to give you a true flatbed, and the truck bed is 4.5' x 7'. Steering is almost universally on the right and the vehicles themselves mostly feature 2/4wd with hi-lo ranges and a locking front axle. Pretty versatile. The big drawback is that U.S. standard crash protection is non existent, so be careful. This also means they only weigh about 1500 lb so they go OK even with no horsepower to speak of. 

These are imported for off road use only in the newer models, but after 25 years, the safety standards are waived and you can try to put one on the road. Every state seems to have different standards for these things so be sure to check before buying. Some have been licensed in CO so I know it can be done BUT...

I asked my county clerk for info on papering one of these if I bought it from an importer with a Japanese title and got this:

----------------------------------------------------------

  1. Statement of conformity from NHTSA

  2. Statement of fact from the importer (see wording below)

  3. Any one of the following US Customs forms:

    a. CPB7523 – Entry and manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty

    b. CPB 3299 Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles

    c. CPB 3311 Declaration for Free Entry of Returned American Articles

    d. CPB 7501 – Entry Summary (does not require a Customs Inspector's signature)

    e. CPB 3461 Entry/Immediate Delivery Secure and Verifiable ID will be required

  4. DR2698 Verification of Vehicle Identification Number (Colorado form)

  5. A certified weight slip may be required when weight is not disclosed on the ownership documents. Weight in pounds = kg x 2.23

  6. Odometer disclosure – Odometer disclosed on secure form. Owner must sign to begin odometer tracking.

  7. English translation of all accompanying documents. Translation must be notarized.

Importers must sign a SOF stating the following: “All appropriate entry and conformity documents including photos were properly completed, signed, dated, and submitted to NHTSA for approval on ____________(date).

Agents, subagents, dealers, or notaries may witness (certify or notarize) the importers signature. Dealers may not sign in place of importer.

NOTE: If the odometer reading is in kilometers, it must be converted to miles. Use the following formula: Km x .621371 = miles.

NOTES: Item 1 Being over 25 years old, the vehicle should be exempt from this.

Item 2 Should come with the vehicle if you are the first US owner.

Item 3 CPB _7501 and 3461___normally come with the vehicle

Item 4 This is a Colorado form available at the DMV Must arrange an appointment and meet the nice CHP cop who signs these. What I have heard is that the existing VIN # will be acceptable.

Item 5 Self explanatory. I believe the Japanese title includes the vehicle weight. Just include the conversion to pounds in the translation.

Item 6 Again mostly self explanatory. Not sure what a secure form is. Probably notarized. See note above: Mileage in miles to 6 decimal places!

Item 7 Self explanatory. Metric numbers should also have US conversions.

The importers SOF as described above. This should accompany the vehicle.

Also required, but not mentioned, would be a proof of insurance (get some from Haggerty @ $45/mo or so) and since I live in a Very Special High Altitude Zone, I will also need an emissions test proving that the vehicle meets the requirements for one sold normally in the US for the year of manufacture. There are only 6 counties in the US that are included in this group, and 5 of them are in Colorado. And yes, I live in one of them.

That last item may be the really big stumbling block as the 1996 Kei vehicles, although described as having to meet “tighter emissions standards”, the standards in question are Japanese and I have no idea what those might be. Also fuel injection does not appear on the things until the late 90's and I have doubts about a carbureted vehicle getting through emissions. It could happen though.

If you are buying from an importing dealer, all items except #4 above should come with the vehicle. If you are buying one already titled, in Colorado or some other state, all you need is the bill of sale, insurance, and if you live near me, an emissions certificate. The emissions cert is required to get license plates but not to get a Colorado title. Anyway you can get the title and a temp tag good for 1 or 2 months regardless, so you can go to a testing station and watch the techs there explode their heads trying to test it.

If you decide to give this a try, and you live outside the Emissions Zone, your odds are pretty good. Others have done this and succeeded. In the Denver metro area getting one of these through emissions may be as easy as getting a good tune-up or as hard as having to replace the engine. Of course if it turns out you need to replace the engine, you can always just proceed to the point where you get a title, then sell the thing to someone in a less restrictive county. Ones I've seen offered for sale seem to sell the same day.



QOTD - Woke Edition

 Found at Power Line:

“White” basically means that you don’t swallow the nonsense being ladled out by the far Left. So, happily, people of all colors are now “white,” according to liberals. Is that unity and inclusion, or what?  -  John Hindraker

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Fun With Hedlines - Animal House

 Found this article at WMD:

Voters enraged as Dems back away from $2,000 checks

 You Fucked up! You trusted us!

Fun With Headlines - Inaugeral edition

 Here's a goodie:

Acting DHS Deputy Secretary: Pelosi Wanted ‘Crew-Manned Machine Guns in Washington – That Was Rejected’

 I think she had in mind them being used on departing helicopters. The opening shots in a nationwide purge.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Election Fraud - Insurance

 Not to guarantee an outcome, but to reduce the possibility of the outcome being "guaranteed".

A groundswell movement at the state level for an election process less open to manipulation would be a good start. Demand that your state legislator carry a bill to ;

1. Close voting at 8 PM on election day. (Hard close. If there's a line, the poll worker will go out and pin a note to the back of the last person in the line at 8 PM saying "You snooze, you lose. Go home!)

2. Absentee ballots must be requested, NEVER sent out in bulk mail.

3. Ballot harvesting should be severely curtailed, limiting the possession to no more than, say, 2 completed ballots.

4. Addresses with multiple (>10) voters, i.e. Apartments, Nursing homes, Homeless shelters, bars, vacant lots, etc, need to be addressed.

5. Any electronic devices used to register or tabulate ballots MUST be sequestered for a minimum of 30 days following an election to provide for a supervised forensic examination by a reputable 3rd party should such an examination be required.

Some states have a provision for a runoff vote in races involving multiple candidates. In these cases, all voting devices used in a runoff MUST be electronically copied and/or forensically examined before being employed in the second balloting event.

6. Vote total tallies must be reported hourly as they are recorded from the precinct level up. Absentee ballot counting will begin at 7 AM on election day and continue until all are counted. Received absentee ballot totals will be reported at 7 AM on election day, and any received during election day will be reported separately. NO absentee ballots arriving after 8 PM on election day will be counted.

This should at least make fraud at least somewhat more difficult. Your legislator may complain about the increased workload imposed on election workers, but you can point out that overworked government workers every other year beats peasants with pitchforks and torches outside his or her office. Photo ID should also be required. The pols may object, calling it voter suppression. Push back. If the junkies in the homeless encampments can't be arsed to get a card and not lose it, then they probably shouldn't be voting in the first place. Make sure his constituents know that he or she was elected by people this stupid and ask if they want to be included in that group.

Cut this post and paste it in an email to your state Representative and Senator. Edit out my snarky comments to make it look professional. Lots more things should probably be included, but we have to work in the realm of the possible, not the realm of utopia. Get what we can, then move on to the rest. 


Fun With Headlines - Covid

 From the Epoch Times, this:

New York Gov. Cuomo Asks Pfizer to Sell COVID-19 Vaccine Directly to State

Unstated: He asks that they ship the stuff using Prime and just leave the packages on his porch at Gracie Mansion. 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Coup Theater

 This has been done so many times in so many equatorial countries that the U.S. Press doesn't even cover it any more except possibly to report the name of the new boss.


  1. Various stuff happens, and the Old Boss is displaced from office. There may even have been an election involved although this isn't a requirement.

  2. The New Boss in inaugurated, taking a solemn oath of office, administered by a long time crony of his in a black robe. This usually happens in a public place, say the steps of the capitol.

  3. Proper stagecraft is de rigueur. This includes being surrounded by people in high office who supported him, and a couple of people in highly decorated military uniforms. This is to remind the losers what they will be facing if they get any funny ideas.

  4. If the New Boss is really worried about the peasants questioning his legitimacy, he will also include a mass of heavily armed soldiers, facing outward, in the rows nearest to the podium/platform. Nothing clears your mind like looking down the business end of an assault rifle.

  5. The follow-up includes arresting the Old Boss, confiscating all his possessions, and jailing or executing him. This is also frequently followed by pursuing any of his followers who do not immediately kow-tow to the New Boss and affirm their loyalty with sufficiently large donations to the New Boss Re Election Fund.

Pelosi has asked that the U.S. Nuclear codes be taken away from the president, and entrusted to the Speaker of the House. She has also asked the commandant of Marines for 5000* armed marines (!) to be present at the inauguration. She has also been informed, in case she didn't know, that she is NOT in any military chain of command and is NOT entitled to be asking for any of this.


To be asking for any of this is to be asking the military to support her coup d'etat in the finest traditions of banana republics everywhere. The proper response from the military is a resounding NO, and the proper response from the legislature should be a quick and broadly based removal from office. The proper response from the DOJ should be Federal charges against her and her inmost circle of supporters.


Unfortunately, while the military has responded correctly, the legislature has proven unsurprisingly spineless, and Chicago Rules apply to the DOJ.


UPDATE: My mistake. The correct number seems to be not 5,000 but 20,000 and the public is discouraged from attending, not that very many would have shown up anyway. Good to know the New Boss is supported by at least 20,000 men in full battle dress. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Enlightenment Camps


James O'Keefe strikes again. Just imagine "enlightenment Camps" run by PBS & DHS.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Journalism?

 The most important thing to remember when running a newspaper is to NOT get on the wrong side of the Commissar of News. Our own local fishwrap, Pravda-By-the-Platte, keeps its ear to the ground and tries ad hard as it can not to wind up on the D.C. cancel list.

When the president looked like he would no longer be such a large contributor to their subscriber lists, Twitter and Facebook simply deplatformed him, and to insure that he stayed in media Siberia, they also are attempting to completely shut down possible competitors Parler and Gab.


Above: Deplatforming

Here's the paper giving the Committee for State Security as much reassurance as it can that they are solidly on the side of the coup and not to be denounced:





Saturday, January 9, 2021

Why It's Different This Time

 

Having entertained myself watching the endless farce that is politics since about 1955, I've notices some things that never seemed to change. First off is the nature of the parties. The Republicans believe in minimal government, so when they are in they tend to leave us alone.


We'll call this phase one. This causes prosperity. Everyone gets a job, or starts a business, and makes money. This creates a demand for workers with the largest numbers at the bottom of the ladder, about where you'd expect things to start.


Next comes phase 2: This creates a problem, or so we're told. All those people at the bottom of the ladder need to be pushed up it, rather than letting them climb or fall according to their abilities. Or so the Democrats tell us. Tugging at our collective heartstrings, they loudly advocate for the poor, demanding that the very richest chip in a small part of their ill-gotten gains to help the less fortunate. This works, and they get elected, frequently in large numbers.


Now comes phase 3. Inevitably, they over reach. Regulate this, ban that, basically put the hobnailed boot of government on the throat of the public, driving small businesses out of business in favor of their model of One Big Business with government sitting on the BOD. The public notices this and usually, we next move to phase 4.


This happens, in general, after 2 years of a Dem trifecta. 1994 comes to mind. The Big Over Reach results in the Big Backlash, and the Reps take over one or both of the legislative houses, putting the brakes on the Dems. The result of this is to keep the Dem President from looking like an economic buffoon, and gets him re-elected on the premise that the economy is improving. Which it is, though not due to anything he's doing. Of course the Reps have to be on their toes here lest the damage abatement from the opposition legislature be ascribed to the Dem president. Usually people figure this out and the improved economy is eventually ascribed to the legislature, and a Rep president is elected.


This trick works both ways though, and Republican prosperity is used to call for a return to punishing the successful and rewarding the laggards. Now we're back to phase 1.


This time I believe is different. The Dems have discovered that to win elections you only have to win over 1 vote, which currently is Eric Coomer of Dominion, maker of the vote counting machines. It appears that these machines can be tuned to produce any results desired all by themselves, or set to allow operators to “adjust” ballots as they go along. This can speed up the process for stage 2, and eliminate the problems causing Stage 3. Over reach is no longer sufficient to get them run out of office, and after a couple of elections, the Republicans get the feeling that their state or country has been over run with Democrats and they can never vote them out no matter how bad a job they do, thus discouraging turnout.


The system works well, but you have to be careful. Simply adding ballots to the total will work up to a point, and having more votes cast than you have registered voters can be explained away by pointing to same day registrations, which no one seems to check post election to see if this is what actually happened. There is another safeguard which is comparing the number of people who voted to the total number of votes. A pretty strong case for fraud can be made if there's a significant discrepancy here, but so far doing this has never been a standard practice. Given the number of people voting and the number and varying types of ballots cast, it wouldn't surprise me a bit to see the numbers not match, but not by very much. Pennsylvania had a discrepancy of some 200,000 more votes cast than voters casting votes. About 4 times the margin of victory and way over anyones expectations. This is still being looked in to but Mr. Biden will be well into his term before any conclusions get drawn. 5 other states also had this issue, with enough electoral votes to swing the election. Again it's being looked in to. What if, by 2022, it is concluded that Biden was fraudulently elected? So what?


The Dem majorities in the legislature are very thin, and phase 3 says Biden should take a beating in both houses due to incompetence and over reach. 2020 was won by focusing on the presidential end of the ticket. The Senate was taken by being able to focus on only 2 races, in a state that already used compromised Dominion machines. By 2022, all the software in the Dominion machines will have been updated so as to allow a technician with a thumb drive, or maybe just a technician with an internet connection to make the necessary adjustments to the machines. Unless legislation is passed in all the states requiring a forensic audit of the machines following any election with said machines placed in quarantine when the polls close, I predict a great Dem sweep of the legislature.


Since this requires effort on the part of legislators I have no great hopes of seeing this happen. In states where the Dems control the legislatures, I have no expectation it will happen at all.

Bidens Opportunity

 Slow Joe is missing the opportunity of his lifetime. The Dems want Trumps scalp, to hang up with Nixons, and they're willing to do anything to get it. There isn't enough time to get an impeachment done before Trump would leave anyway, so Joe should step up to the plate and refuse to take the oath of office until Trump is officially impeached.

Keeping in mind that it takes 66 votes in the Senate to impeach a president, and with Rassmussen reporting Trump's popularity actually going up in the last few days, it may take a while to get to 66 votes, even with the 2 stolen Georgia seats. No problem. We can wait.

Biden Reacts

 This borrows from Theo Spark who seems to have forgotten to insert the html bits as html rather than plain text.



Friday, January 8, 2021

Voting Machines

 

Remember Eric Coomer? The man who said, before the election "Don't worry, Trump will lose. I made damn sure of that."

Looky here

He's worried now that Dominion might not get the contracts to supply ALL the voting machines now that we understand how they work.

Bill

Cause Of Death

 I did a few minutes of digging about the 5 dead in the DC protest. Here are the results:

The death toll from DC:

Ashli Babbit, 35-years-old, Huntington, Maryland – shot by police
Benjamin Phillips, 50-years-old, Ringtown, Pennsylvania – Natural causes / stroke
Kevin Greeson, 55-years-old, Athens, Alabama – Natural causes / heart attack
Roseanne Boylan, 34-years-old, Kennesaw, Georgia. - Trampled by the crowd

Brian Sicknick, Capitol policeman – died of a stroke


So there you have it.

Big Media

 The gods at Big Media have been caught letting opposing views be heard. They are now facing retribution. They should know that only one POV is acceptable.

Good News!

Good News Week:

Built-in Quarantine?

 Cali is now advising people not to travel more than 120 miles from their homes. This is conveniently about the maximum range of an electric vehicle without recharging, so 120 out, 120 back, then overnight to recharge. It's not a bug, it's a feature.

They are also actively discouraging anyone from visiting the state during the plague. Just think; if they were to build a tall fence along their border, they could keep the residents in and the "foreigners" out. Knowing how seriously they take this sort of thinking, I'm thinking that no fence would be required along the southern border as Mexicans are not considered foreigners. Likewise no fence along the Nevada border as this would unreasonably curtail the gambling industry, and none on the Northern border as Oregon is close enough to Cali politically as not to matter. This leaves only the Arizona border where dissident elements from Cali cross to try to buy ammunition and smuggle it back to Cali.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Careful What You Ask For

 Dems in a last ditch effort to claim Trumps scalp rather than let him leave peacefully, are asking VP Pence to relieve him of his office in accordance with the 25th amendment. Imagine he accedes.

Pence relieves Trump, per the Dems request, and assumes the presidency. His first act as President is to issue Trump a blanket pardon for anything and everything. Do the whole thing on the 19th.

Even better: Trump resigns on the 18th, Pence pardons him on the 19th, and both leave to play golf while Bejing Joe is sworn in on the 20th.

What Democrats Want

 It's a Christmas List, missing only the pony under the tree.

[X] The House of Reps. Although they almost lost it this time.*

[X] The Senate. They get that this month.

[X] The presidency. They get that the 20th

[  ] The Supreme court. Not yet, but I suspect about June, 7-5**

[  ] Trumps Head on a pike. He's leaving in 2 weeks ***

*Focusing on the presidential election meant that the down ballot choices didn't get the same attention. With 2 years to work on it and no presidential distractions, no democrat at the Federal level should ever need to worry about getting elected or reelected ever again. By 2024, the software should be able to work automatically all the way down.

**With the trifecta, Pelosi will introduce legislation to increase the number of justices to 12. Bidens handlers will have their chosen 3 queued up as soon as the legislation is signed. Schumer will ram them through posthaste.

*** Trump is leaving in 2 weeks depriving the coup of an official deposition of a sitting president so getting that final trophy will have to be done in the courts on one pretext or another. 


Or am I unduly depressed?

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Science Marches Onward

 While China fiddles with trying to genetically improve their soldiers, we will build ours from scratch with NO human failings.

Fun With Headlines - Deja Vu

 In 1815, Napolean departed his putitave arrest on Elbe and began his march to Paris. The newspapers reported it thusly:

The following is a list of Paris newspaper headlines reporting the journey of Napoleon across France, on his return from exile on Elba, March 9 to March 22, 1815:

March 9

THE ANTHROPOPHAGUS HAS QUITTED HIS DEN

March 10

THE CORSICAN OGRE HAS LANDED AT CAPE JUAN

March 11

THE TIGER HAS ARRIVED AT CAP

March 12

THE MONSTER SLEPT AT GRENOBLE

March 13

THE TYRANT HAS PASSED THOUGH LYONS

March 14

THE USURPER IS DIRECTING HIS STEPS TOWARDS DIJON

March 18

BONAPARTE IS ONLY SIXTY LEAGUES FROM THE CAPITAL

He has been fortunate enough to escape his pursuers

March 19

BONAPARTE IS ADVANCING WITH RAPID STEPS, BUT HE WILL NEVER ENTER PARIS

March 20

NAPOLEON WILL, TOMORROW, BE UNDER OUR RAMPARTS

March 21

THE EMPEROR IS AT FONTAINEBLEAU

March 22

HIS IMPERIAL AND ROYAL MAJESTY arrived yesterday evening at the Tuileries, amid the joyful acclamation of his devoted and faithful subjects

-------------------------------

Today the Wall St Journal joins the loyal French press:

Trump Loses the Senate

His post-election tantrums hand the government to the left.

Republicans objecting to state electors should stop and certify Joe Biden’s election by acclamation.

---------------------------------

Etc, etc. Trump won the vote, but Biden won the count. Suck it up, peasants.

Georgia - I Was Right

 Both Georgia Senate seats have been won by Dems, by very small margins.

CANDIDATEVOTESPERCENT
Jon 
Ossoff (D) 
2,211,60350.19%
David 
Perdue (R) *
2,194,57849.81%
Anything less than a 1% margin will be recounted, but if the machines produce a winner once, what are the odds you'll get a different number the second time?

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

QOTD - Election Fraud? Sure! What Kind And How Much?

 From and article by Wayne Allen Root who's a celebrity in the world of Las Vegas sports gambling. The money quote is from a friend of his named Richie who is a reformed horse race fixer.

Richie watched and studied the 2020 presidential election. He calls it "the greatest scam and steal in world history." He says anyone who denies this election was stolen is a criminal who was in on the scam, a bribed politician or bureaucrat who benefits from the scam, or a completely naive moron.

Street-smart Richie says this case is such a slam dunk that any judge who throws it out is dirty and any prosecutor who can't convict these scammers should lose his or her license to practice law.

 Good article and worth a read.

Monday, January 4, 2021

QOTD - Political Action!

 Found this one at Ace of Spades. Summarizes the workings of a legislature in times of dire emergency perfectly, doesn't it?

We need a commission to hold hearings and an inquiry into an investigation of a subcommittee to produce an abstract of a report to verify the possibility that a strongly worded letter to the NY Times should be drafted, in triplicate, and circulated to focus groups for poll testing to make sure that it does not contain language deemed offensive or inappropriate and then submitted for crafting into a non-binding resolution.

Yep. Just what's called for. 

NICS for 2020 - And you thought Obie and Hill could sell guns!

 Here's the final numbers for NICS checks in 2020: 3,937,066. Almost made 4 million, but very close. Adjusted by the NSSF to account for non gun sale checks, that implies 2,795,316 guns changing hands last year.

Nothing like party-sponsored street riots with burning and looting to motivate people to prepare to defend themselves. Couple this with big-city mayors openly siding with the looters and it becomes obvious to everyone that in 2021, YOU are the first, and possibly only responder. Act accordingly folks. As a by-product, if you couple every gun sale with the purchase of a couple boxes of ammo, is it any surprise that ammo is scarce?

Looking at last year, the 3-box guidelines to citizen activism seem to be getting reduced. You get up on the soapbox, and Big Media shuts you down, no Facebook, no Twitter, no Youtube, etc. You go to the ballot box and Dominion voting systems makes sure that no matter what goes in, their favored candidate comes out the other end, which would be less disconcerting if they hadn't done such a ham-fisted job of it. Now there's only one box left, and the incoming administration is acutely aware of it. My prediction is that Dominion will make sure that their favored candidates win in GA, by a small but recount-proof majority if their smart, and anti-gun legislation will be the rule du jour, all upheld by a 7-5 majority on the Supreme court.

Happy New Year everyone!


Saturday, January 2, 2021

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year - Flag

 Here it is, in Mandarin so as to be more easily understandable by Democrats.